Assemblage piece created inside a wooden coffin box using a juvenile opossum skull, hand burned pieces of book pages from John Kelly’s book the Great Mortality (a book about the history of the Black Plague), a heart pendant taken from a jewelry box found in the remains of a house fire, dried flowers and quartz crystals. Please view the Etsy listing for full details on the piece.
Marie Curie’s century-old notebooks
are still radioactive, so they’re kept in
lead-lined boxes for protection against
Photo via: Wellcome Library, London
Anyone wishing to handle her notebooks, personal effects, or other items have to wear protective gear and sign a liability waiver, just in case. She basically walked around carrying radium and polonium in her pockets, so… yeah.
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Marie and her husband Pierre are buried in Paris’s Panthéon, a mausoleum in that contains the remains of distinguished French citizens — including philosophers Rousseau and Voltaire.
A heart broken mother had this grave designed for her deceased
10-year-old daughter in 1871. While she was alive, the daughter was
terrified of storms. The grave was constructed with an entrance that
descends to the level of the coffin. Her mother would come and enter the
tomb during storms to comfort her child.